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NEW YORK TIMES ADMITS KAGAN IS PRO-GAY RIGHTS RADICAL

NEW YORK TIMES ADMITS KAGAN IS PRO-GAY RIGHTS RADICAL

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"Should the pick go to Ms. Kagan, conservatives are likely to accuse her of subordinating national security to a gay rights agenda.......

......as former dean of Harvard Law School, she earned conservative enmity by limiting the access of military recruiters to campus because of the Pentagon's policy of not allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly.

But in 2004, Ms. Kagan briefly reinstated the recruiting restrictions because an appeals court had called the legality of that statute into question. She dropped it again a semester later - while denouncing the military's policy of discriminating against gay men and lesbians as "deeply wrong" - after the Pentagon again threatened Harvard's financing. In addition, when the Supreme Court reviewed an appellate ruling over the issue, Ms. Kagan signed a "friend of the court" brief arguing that universities could bar military recruiters without losing their financing, so long as their antidiscrimination policy did not single out the military. But the court unanimously upheld the statute. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/17/us/politics/17court.html?pagewanted=1

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